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Minnesota weather can be brutal at any time of the year. Winter months bring severe cold, snow and ice, and high winds. During the warmer spring and summer months, thunderstorms, heavy wind, hail and wind are common. Severe weather events can cause serious damage to your home in a matter of minutes. Continued exposure punishes your home over the years, causing roof leaks, siding troubles and problems with your windows. Whether your home has sustained damage from a recent storm, or it’s a problem that’s been festering over time, addressing the problem now is imperative. Here are some tips that will help you evaluate the damage, and choose the right storm damage repair company for you.
Many times, severe thunderstorms contain more than rain, thunder and lightning. Commonly, they are accompanied by large hail. These pellets of frozen rain can be as small as a raindrop, or as large as a grapefruit. No matter how big they are, pieces of hail have the potential to cause serious damage to your property. If you’re in the house, you’ll hear the hail hitting the roof, siding and windows. However, if you’re not at home when the storm rolls through, you may not even know there was hail to begin with. Here are some of the signs that you have sustained damage from hail.
- Dents in the metal components of your house such as the siding, gutters, downspouts, air conditioner unit.
- If you have an asphalt roof, there will likely be small bits of grit in your gutters and downspouts, and areas close to the house.
- Cedar roof shakes/shingles can split or crack from the impact of the hail and small pieces of cedar will accumulate on the ground and in gutters.
- Your neighbors are getting their roof inspected, repaired or replaced.
- Other people have reported hail damage to their homes and vehicles in your area.
What should I do if I think my home has sustained hail damage?
- Take photos of the damage when it’s safe to do so.
- Document the damage, including time, date, duration of the storm and hail size.
- Find if other homes and businesses in the area have been damaged.
- Collect a sample of the hail and put it in your freezer if possible.
- Call Super Siders at 763-497-5909 and we’ll do a thorough inspection for you.
Windy conditions can occur whether there’s a big storm or not, and sometimes the gusts are so strong they cause major damage. Unlike hail damage, wind damage is usually quiet easy to see, if you know what you are looking for. Unsecured items have been blown around, tree branches are broken and the yard is littered with debris. Trees in the area fall, and the power might be down while the electric company repairs the damage. Closer to home, here are some of the common signs of wind damage to roofs:
- Loose and missing pieces of roofing material, particularly along the ridges.
- On an asphalt roof, you might notice missing pieces, or some that are hanging loosely.
- Cedar roof shakes and shingles might be loose, missing, or raised up.
- Chimney flue caps or vent caps are either missing or loose.
- Branches and other debris are on the roof of your home or garage.
What should I do if my roof has been damaged by wind?
- Take photos of the damage after the winds have died down, before you clean up.
- Document the type and extent of the damage in writing.
- Record the date, time, and weather conditions that caused the damage.
- Contact Super Siders to schedule an inspection.
Heavy rains, especially when combined with hail and wind during a storm can cause serious problems with your roof. If the roofing material is damaged, or missing, there’s nothing to stop the water from flowing in to your home. Sometimes, the damage is somewhere you can’t spot it readily, like around a chimney flue, or under a piece of roofing that’s loose but not missing. It’s possible you won’t notice the problem for a few days, or weeks and other times it’s obvious right away. Here are a few signs of water damage that you should look for:
- Drips coming from the ceiling in the upper floors of the home.
- Water accumulating in, or dripping out of light fixtures and ceiling fans.
- Spreading water marks on the ceiling.
- Water dripping down the exterior walls.
- Water accumulating at the tops of window trim and doors.
What should I do if I notice water coming in through the roof of my home?
- Grab your camera and take pictures, or take a video of the dripping.
- Find pictures that show the area before the leak began.
- Move your valuables away from the affected area.
- Try to evaluate where the water is coming from.
- Call a professional roofer like Super Siders to evaluate the situation.
Choose a Reputable Local Company
Choosing the right company to repair the damage caused by a storm can be a daunting task, especially when you’re stressed out and worried. It’s hard to know who you can trust. After a storm rolls through, be on the lookout for fly-by-night companies that are out to take advantage of unwary homeowners. If they’re knocking on your door, or sending out mass mailings, and you’ve never heard of them, beware. Oftentimes, they don’t stick around, make promises they don’t keep and don’t back up their work.
You want someone you can trust, not only to do the job right, but also in a timely manner. Super Siders has been serving Minnesota and Wisconsin homeowners for nearly three decades and we’re not going anywhere. No matter what kind of damage your home has sustained, contact us right away. We are ready and willing to help you get it repaired quickly and professionally. You can count on us to give you an honest appraisal of the damage, repair it properly and we back up our work 100%. Our customer’s safety, satisfaction and happiness is our number one priority.